Friday, March 30, 2012

Distraction or Bribery? Either way, someone's getting a good steak out of this.

It's FRIDAY! Yay!

We've still got a ways to go for everything to be in it's place in our new house, but it's coming along. Alyssa now has her own playroom, which means we now have an adult living room that is a toy-free-zone. Her playroom looks as if a bottle of pepto-bismol exploded in it, but I imagine any girl between the ages of 2-10 would like it.

Tomorrow I have a date with the cutest guy. We'll be going to the matinee of John Carter and then out to dinner, followed by a walk on the beach. Hmmm... what to wear? Oh... I better make a reservation somewhere, too.  I think we'll try someplace new. The food at the Chart House was disappointing last weekend. This was at least the third time my husband has ordered a steak in Hawaii, and everytime they're almost yuck. Seriously, when someone pays for a good steak, and I'm not talking about $18 at a Ruby Tuesday's, but a good cut at an expensive restaurant, one would expect the chef to know how to cook it. Maybe we'll just go somewhere with lighter fare and then make a stop by Leonard's (World Famous Malasadas, in case you're wondering).

It's a half-day for my husband, but I'll believe it when he walks in the door. He looked so handsome when he left this morning. He had some class in which he had to wear his Class A's. I took a couple of pictures, and couldn't help but laugh at his serious, stern expression.

Once he gets home, I'm out the door! I'm running up to White House Black Market to return one of the dresses I ordered online. It'll probably be an exchange for something else, even though my husband might kill me, so in order to take the focus off whatever I may (most likely) get, I'm going to swing by Home Depot and get my husband the grill he mentioned that he wanted. **wink, wink** Then he can grill up some really good steaks! Here's how it might go:

Me, walking in the door later today: "Hey, honey! Can you come help me get something out of the Jeep?" then I plant a big kiss on him.

Bruce, walks out to Jeep, sees the grill, gets excited and says "Cool! Thank you, sweetheart!"

Me, pulling the White House Black Market bag out of front seat: "No problem! You deserve it! I hope you don't mind that I exchanged that dress for ... (fill in item of clothing)"

Hopefully, he'll be so distracted/happy about the grill that he says something along the lines of "I bet that will look great on you. Mind? Heck no... you're worth it!"

I believe in positive thinking. If it doesn't go according to plan, then I'll have to resort to "Ok, you're right, sweetie... we should probably return BOTH the grill and my (fill in the blank). Who really wants to eat a good steak anyway?" Then I'm sure things will be back on track.

I'm wicked, I know.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's got a nice ring to it....

After two glasses of wine, this is all I have to say. Life is short. Wine is good. People are crazy.

OK... I'll elaborate a little more. My house is a wreck. We've been in our new home for two weeks and boxes are still everywhere. I think my expectations were set a little too high as I thought I'd have everything in it's place by now. Hell, it took me four days to simply get the kitchen done. That's about the time I lost my momentum. I found the coffee pot, though, and that was the highest priority. I'm still looking for my shower curtain. ARGHHHHHH! I've opened almost all the boxes, but it seems to be a futile search. Now, I didn't say I'd unpacked all those boxes, just that I'd opened them.

On a positive note: We bought a new couch and dining room set. One piece of the dining room set won't be here for another three weeks, but it's worth waiting for. It has a wine storage area. I like that. I've also bought several new rugs and a nice accent chair. The last two rugs for Alyssa's room and playroom came in today. So, all in all... I've got a mess.

My Jeep received a pretty large scratch on the driver's side about a week ago. Over six hundred dollars worth of damage. It seems as if someone said "Oh, F you and your new car" and then dug a key into the side. The guy from USAA said it wasn't a door "ding" or a shopping cart hit, that it was more than likely vandalism. Oh well, what can you do? From now on I'm going to park at the end of the lot and enjoy the walk. The only reason I didn't do this before is because I didn't want to be "obsessive" about it... it's ONLY a car. Yeah, now it's only more than $600 of damage.

I've found a babysitter so that Bruce and I can go out and celebrate our birthdays. We've decided to have two date nights within two weeks. This weekend we're going to dinner and next weekend we're going to see "John Carter". I'm really excited about the movie because Bruce and I started reading the books that it's based on. I'm about five books into the eleven book series. Let me tell you, Edgar Rice Burroughs was WAY ahead of his time. If you're interested, it's the Barsoom series. The first book is The Princess of Mars. The first five books are free on Kindle, as they are over 100 years old. So, anyway, we're going to see the movie. That'll be our "casual" date, while this weekend's dinner will be a dress-up evening. I'm going to find a nice place in Waikiki so that we can go for a walk on the beach afterwards.

Bruce already gave me my present. Here it is:

It's the one in the middle. I lub it. It's an Aquamarine surrounded by brown diamonds with clear diamonds on the band. He done good.